August 2014

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August 27, 2014

TAO

“Tao is like the ocean All rivers run to the ocean without filling it up. All water comes from it without ever emptying it.” -Zhun Mang How can one describe the indescribable? Tao is known as The Way…The Great Whole to which all separate things belong. It can be seen as all that exists, but also the nothingness - Read More -

canadian beauty
August 23, 2014

NONE OF THE ABOVE

Recently, I had a conversation with a loved one about religion. We talked a bit about Christianity, Taoism, and Zen…I expressed respect for one’s right to chose their own beliefs. I think I said something like love is my religion (haha). As a Christian, she expressed a desire to want me (and other loved ones) - Read More -

gray sky
August 21, 2014

IN LOVE OR IN FEAR

“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” – Zen proverb This weekend, I wrote a very complicated (haha!) and in depth post about love and fear. It didn’t save properly, so when I refreshed the page, I was left with the image and quote above. Everything else was deleted. Since I - Read More -

boy wave brooklyn
August 7, 2014

TRUE VIRTUE

If the whole world praises him, he is not elated. If the whole world condemns him, he is not beaten. In a word, praise and blame cannot change his conduct. Such a man possesses true virtue. As for myself, I am still among those who are influenced by the opinions of others, like the wind - Read More -

the passage of light
August 6, 2014

A BEAUTIFUL ILLUSION

The master had preached for many years that life was but an illusion. Then, when his son died, he wept. His students came to him and said, “Master, how can you weep so when you have told us so many times that all things in this life are an illusion?” “Yes,” said the master, wiping - Read More -

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